Song in my head: They got the TV.....the radio....they got the highs.....they got the low......they got the river.....they got the stream....they're coming after our dreams............................MJS
Oregon Democratic Senators introduced a hodge-podge of bills to help address skyrocketing health care costs. From the Oregoonian:
Democrats have drafted six proposals they say will address the problems:
Senate Bill 329 and SB505 would expand the Oregon Prescription Drug Program to allow more Oregonians to receive discounted prices on prescription drugs created by a bulk purchasing pool.
SB501 would require health insurance companies to justify rate increases before a newly created Health Insurance Review Board.
SB502 would create a Health Services Cost Review Board, similar to a system in Maryland, to regulate hospital rates.
SB503 would require hospitals to receive a "certificate of need" from the state Department of Human Services before beginning new construction or remodeling.
SB504 would require hospitals to establish financial assistance programs for low- and moderate-income Oregonians.
The Donald, The Discriminator?
A quadriplegic lawyer has sued producers of NBC's "The Apprentice," saying the tryouts for the popular reality show discriminate by requiring that would-be contestants be in excellent physical health. -LINK-